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Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

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Zeiss 710 LSM Confocal Microscope

Image provided by Jennifer Croix, Rex Gaskins Lab

Research funded by the Carle Foundation Hospital

Crohn’s Disease is an inflammatory intestinal disorder that can greatly impact an individual’s quality of life. Differences between individuals in the properties of cells that line the intestines help to determine susceptibility to this and similar disorders. Here, the fluorescent color indicates the presence of protective proteins produced by these intestinal cells.